Who We Are
Aarm Dental Group was founded in 1985 by Dr. Jim Armstrong. Jim is a graduate of the dental school at the University of British Columbia. Jim is a fanatic about fishing, skiing, mountain biking and, of course, his family. Jim’s vision for Aarm was a group of like minded professionals who are dedicated to private practice, but maintain an “academic orientation” through life long participation in graduate training programs. Many Aarm dental partners also teach at dental schools or international/national dental organizations.
Dr. Giovanna D’Alfonso
Dr. D’Alfonso graduated from the UBC School of Dentistry in 1997 and did her undergrad in Pharmacy. She has been involved in numerous study clubs, most enduringly the City Core Endodontic Study Club where she is mastering difficult root canals. Her practice at the Hornby location has evolved over the past nine years and presently she is performing many esthetic procedures along with general Dentistry. Also, the pediatric population of her practice has delightedly increase ten fold. Outside the dental office she enjoys playing the piano, reading,working out, entertaining, and traveling. Aside from English she speaks fluent Italian and conversational French and Spanish.
Dr. Mike Flunkert
Dr. Flunkert is a graduate of the UBC Faculty of Dentistry class of ’85.
He has been practicing in Vancouver since graduation, the last many years with AARM as an original member of the group.
He received top awards for Oral Surgery and Periodontics and is a member of the prestigious O.K.U. (Omicron Kappa Upsilon) Dental Society.
Dr. Flunkert has been involved in numerous post graduate study groups focusing on endodontics, periodontics, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. The cosmetic aspect of his practice has been enhanced through training in no prep/minimal prep veneers as well as attendance at a local LVI Regional Center. He is currently an active member of (and secretary for) the Western Restorative Seminars group.
In addition to full time dental practice, Dr. Flunkert is actively involved in the local Vancouver music scene, mainly as a player of the Lap and Pedal Steel guitars (some claim that this latter instrument is one of the most difficult in the world to master). Highlights include playing at the Merrit Mountain Music Festival 2004 and 2005.
Dr. Chamaine Fong
Dr. Fong graduated from UBC Dental School in 1993. She has honed her expertise for the last 10 years in two Crown and Bridge Study Clubs and has been a member of the Vancouver Perio-Prosth Study Club for the past 6 years. Dr. Fong enjoys traveling and has volunteered in Costa Rica providing dental care to those less fortunate. Locally, she gives talks to various schools teaching children about oral health and is a Mentor to UBC dental students with the UBC Tri-Mentoring Program. As the mother of two young daughters, Dr. Fong keeps busy and loves outdoor activities, especially hiking, cycling, and running. She has been at the Hornby Office for 14 years and enjoys general dentistry, as well as periodontics and cosmetic dentistry.
- Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
- Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
- Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
- Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
- Friday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
- Saturday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
- Sunday CLOSED
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